University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF871
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bateke
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Brass
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number429 - Other Number

Description

Eighteen pronged wooden comb; fanning outwards;pointed tips; half way between handle and tip there is horizontal braided basketry; in between prongs is some type of caked material(mud?plant fiber?); handle is made of basketry weave; a brass tack is placed through the center of handle.


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